- 700g pulled pork (click here for my recipe - I used the same amount of spices, and just leave out the chipotle BBQ sauce)
- 420g can butter beans, drained
- 420g can kidney beans, drained
- 2 x 420g cans of diced Italian tomatoes
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 small red capsicum, diced
- 200g baby spinach
- 250g shortcut bacon, diced
- 2 tbs tomato paste
- 1 1/2 tbs Worchestershire sauce
- 2 garlic cloves - finely chopped or minced
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 90g can corn, drained
- parsley, to serve
Potential SpinsSwitch out veggies to change it up. A mirepoix of onion, celery, carrot and garlic would be a good base, or add some grated zucchini. For a vegetarian option just leave out the meat - I have made it before as a home made baked beans recipe without any meat and it was lovely. If you don't have time to slow cook the pork, you can purchase pre-packaged pulled pork in some grocery stores nowadays. Alternatively, you could pan fry pork chops, slice them and stir them through for a different texture.
- Cook the pulled pork in your slow cooker as per this recipe for approximately 5 hours (omitting the Chipotle BBQ Sauce). Yes - it is a long time. Yes, it is worth it.
- In the last hour of slow cooking, fry the onion and bacon in a small amount of oil. I prefer rice bran oil because it has a higher burning point before it becomes unhealthy. Add capsicum and fry until the bacon is browned and the onion is translucent. Add garlic, tomato paste and spices, stir for 1 minute.
- Stir through tomatoes, Worchestershire sauce, corn, dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer for approximately 30 minutes or until it is at your desired consistency.
- Stir through the pulled pork, beans and spinach. Cook, stirring for a further 5 minutes.
- Top with parsley and enjoy!
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Also please excuse the low quality of these photos - uploading them seems to be reducing their quality for some reason and I can't seem to fix the problem. Hopefully I'll get it sorted asap!